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Pediatric Speech, Occupational & Physical Therapy Centers
in San Diego
Kara Dodds & Associates

San Diego: (619) 692-0622

Santee: (619) 749-7059


On Autism and How Autism Affects Communication

Autism is a developmental disability that causes problems with social skills and communication.  Autism can be mild or severe, and not all behaviors will exist in every child.  Some individuals on the autism spectrum do not speak, while others love to talk but have difficulty with conversational speech and/or understanding the nuances of language and nonverbal cues when talking to others.    

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The Outlook for Childhood Speech Apraxia

Speech apraxia is one of the great mysteries of childhood speech delays. 

In speech apraxia, children do not have any damage to the muscles of their face, mouth, tongue, or lips, but still have trouble communicating with words and language.  Sometimes people with acquired speech apraxia (mostly adults) will spontaneously recover on their own.  This, however, is not the case for children.  Children need treatment to help them learn to effectively communicate.  

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Mission Valley Center

Kara Dodds & Associates - San Diego
7840 Mission Center Court, Ste. 200
San Diego CA 92108

(619) 692-0622

Monday through Friday: 7:45am6:30pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only

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Santee Location

Kara Dodds & Associates - Santee
8840 N. Magnolia Ave Ste 220
Santee CA 92071

(619) 749-7059

Monday through Friday: 7:45am6:30pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only

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